The influence of technological evolution over the museum’s architectural image

Magdalena Stănculescu

Rezumat/Abstract. The appropriation of technological progress is currently one of the touchstones of the architects; the speed of change is obvious around the world. Everything is regarded in a restructured outlook, constantly returning terms as: variability, freedom of expression, simplicity and essentiality of space and equipment, capacity to adapt over time. In theory must be marked the fact that it is evolving towards innovation, which is a constant interrogation of the past and a relentless attempt to anticipate the future. The evolution of the museum architectural expression includes extremely wide range of approaches, from simple construction, from demountable, modest materials up to large buildings, carried out on significant surface, which can bring to the forefront great variety of complex, current forms. It can be noticed the transition of just over one century, from the phase of architectural constraints, imposed by both formal and constructive, to a stage of boundless freedom, materialized to a variety of options. This paper brings together some selected examples of contemporary museums, performed by renowned architects, with comments that emphasize the architectural trends arising from these projects, capturing the plurality of directions and approaches.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: museum architectural program, technology, architectural image, trends

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